Topic: Orange Brightbox building openWRT image

Hey,

So me and another guy over at: http://www.the-scream.co.uk/forums/t31206.html have hacked the Orange /EE Bright box AKA the Arcadyan AR7516.

I have extracted the root filesystem using dd and unsquashed it now I want to know how i can pull out the relevant kernel drivers for the ADSL and wifi / usb stuff to include in a new openWRT image, I also am very confused about building an openWRT image for the bright box, I have the image builder but need to know how i would build in packages such as telnet / SSH and httpd before I even start thinking about adding the adsl drivers and such.

is it possible to edit images for other machines? im looking at images based on the Brcm63xx, the bright box uses the bcm632x/AR7516AAW chip, will these be compatable?

also the wiki page for this device could do with updating with the info from the forum thread above but I am not great with wiki editing, i hate it, would anybody be interested in doing that?

Thanks

Re: Orange Brightbox building openWRT image

ok the first thing you need to do is CREATE YOUR OWN THREAD

then:

1. go read the debricking guide here:
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.debrick

you need to see if you can get serial connection to the device you will need a usb to serial device.
you may be able to give it an image via TFTP which will mean installing a tftp server and giving it the CORRECT IMAGE, maybe use stock firmware.

alternatively you could donate it to someone that might be able to debrick it and make use of it for furthering openwrts development.

Re: Orange Brightbox building openWRT image

AnonCh4rl1 wrote:

Hey,

So me and another guy over at: http://www.the-scream.co.uk/forums/t31206.html have hacked the Orange /EE Bright box AKA the Arcadyan AR7516.

I have extracted the root filesystem using dd and unsquashed it now I want to know how i can pull out the relevant kernel drivers for the ADSL and wifi / usb stuff to include in a new openWRT image, I also am very confused about building an openWRT image for the bright box, I have the image builder but need to know how i would build in packages such as telnet / SSH and httpd before I even start thinking about adding the adsl drivers and such.

is it possible to edit images for other machines? im looking at images based on the Brcm63xx, the bright box uses the bcm632x/AR7516AAW chip, will these be compatable?

also the wiki page for this device could do with updating with the info from the forum thread above but I am not great with wiki editing, i hate it, would anybody be interested in doing that?

Thanks

BCM6328 SoCs are supported, however the adsl part has no support and probably never will. You can't use the binary drivers from OEM firmware (old kernels) in OpenWrt with this SoC, kernel versions are too different. However you can still use OpenWrt without adsl in this board if you manage to build a firmware for this particular router.